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I've certainly had periods when I felt like life was winning and I was losing, so I think everybody can relate to that quandary - the temptation to give in, to give up, and then what It takes to keep going.
Malcolm Gets

Meaning of "quandary" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD QUANDARY

Of uncertain origin; perhaps related to Latin quandō when.
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PRONUNCIATION OF QUANDARY

quandary  [ˈkwɒndrɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUANDARY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Quandary is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES QUANDARY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of quandary in the English dictionary

The definition of quandary in the dictionary is a situation or circumstance that presents problems difficult to solve; predicament; dilemma.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH QUANDARY


bellfoundry
ˈbelˌfaʊndrɪ
brigandry
ˈbrɪɡəndrɪ
calendry
ˈkælɪndrɪ
diandry
daɪˈændrɪ
foundry
ˈfaʊndrɪ
garlandry
ˈɡɑːləndrɪ
gynandry
dʒaɪˈnændrɪ
Hendry
ˈhɛndrɪ
husbandry
ˈhʌzbəndrɪ
indri
ˈɪndrɪ
laundry
ˈlɔːndrɪ
legendry
ˈledʒəndrɪ
misandry
ˈmɪsəndrɪ
monandry
mɒˈnændrɪ
polyandry
ˈpɒlɪˌændrɪ
protandry
prəʊˈtændrɪ
proterandry
ˌprəʊtəˈrændrɪ
shandry
ˈʃændrɪ
sundry
ˈsʌndrɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUANDARY

quandang
quandaries
quandong
quango
quangocracies
quangocracy
quannet
quant
quanta
quantal
quantally
quantic
quantical
quantifiable
quantification
quantified
quantifier
quantifies
quantify
quantile

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUANDARY

boundary
cedary
cheddary
dromedary
feudary
hebdomadary
K/T boundary
lampadary
lapidary
legendary
maxillipedary
postsecondary
prebendary
referendary
secondary
semi-legendary
solidary
subahdary
the secondary
zemindary

Synonyms and antonyms of quandary in the English dictionary of synonyms

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SYNONYMS OF «QUANDARY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «quandary» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of quandary

Translation of «quandary» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUANDARY

Find out the translation of quandary to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of quandary from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «quandary» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

左右为难
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dilema
570 millions of speakers

English

quandary
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आशंका
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مأزق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

затруднительное положение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dilema
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মুশকিল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dilemme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kebencian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Dilemma
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

困惑
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

당황
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Quandary
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nôi khó khăn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குழப்பநிலை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

भांडण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ikilem
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

imbarazzo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kłopot
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

скрутне становище
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

dilemă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δίλημμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verknorsing
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

dilemma
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

dilemma
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of quandary

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUANDARY»

The term «quandary» is regularly used and occupies the 65.672 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUANDARY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about quandary

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4 QUOTES WITH «QUANDARY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word quandary.
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Malcolm Gets
I've certainly had periods when I felt like life was winning and I was losing, so I think everybody can relate to that quandary - the temptation to give in, to give up, and then what It takes to keep going.
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Barbara Jordan
We are a people in a quandary about the present. We are a people in search of our future. We are a people in search of a national community.
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Robert Sean Leonard
Any time the character is in a moral quandary is interesting. That's been true from the Greeks on down.
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Wentworth Miller
You're confronted with the quandary: do I grind things to a halt? Ideally you would, but I have better things to do than educate people.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUANDARY»

Discover the use of quandary in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to quandary and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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LAW’S QUANDARY
This lively book reassesses a century of jurisprudential thought from a fresh perspective, and points to a malaise that currently afflicts not only legal theory but law in general.
Steven D Smith, 2009
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Quarrel & Quandary: Essays
Quarrel & Quandary is a literary event and a cause for celebration. From the Hardcover edition.
Cynthia Ozick, 2011
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American Evangelicalism: Conservative Religion and the ...
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James Davison Hunter, 1983
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I'm Not a Racist, But--: The Moral Quandary of Race
In "I'm Not a Racist, But . . .", Blum develops a historically grounded account of "racism" as the deeply morally charged notion it has become.
Lawrence A. Blum, 2002
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Quandary Farm
It had never occurred to Plug to sell Quandary Farm.
Jack Reynolds, 2008
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Canadian Quandary
Dealing with Canadian policy on trade and foreign policy, the volume includes Johnson's classic dismemberment of the Canadian nationalist movement.
Harry Johnson, 2006
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The College Aid Quandary: Access, Quality, and the Federal Role
The book's analysis encourages policymakers to consider the multiple objectives of government aid-- not just getting more students into college, but promoting student success and degree completion.
Lawrence E. Gladieux
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Suffering Witness: The Quandary of Responsibility after the ...
Conceptualizes the question of witness and responsibility, following the Holocaust, using continental philosophy, theology, and literary theory.
James Hatley, 2012
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Newspaper Leadership Quandary: Choosing Between the Tortoise ...
A newspaper industry auditing agency reports a steady decline in daily newspaper circulation in the United States since 1984.
James Edward Baker, 2006
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The Ocean Dumping Quandary: Waste Disposal in the New York Bight
This nontechnical review of ocean dumping issues looks at the development of the metropolitan coastal region from a societal view, particularly in how we have used the waters of the New York Bight.
Donald Fleming Squires, 1983

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUANDARY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term quandary is used in the context of the following news items.
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After Arrests, Quandary for Police on Posting Booking Photos
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. — Sheena Foley was stunned and chagrined last month when a traffic violation — she had rolled through a stop sign while driving ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
2
Debate Plan Puts GOP in Quandary
WASHINGTON — In late 2011, during the planning for one of the debates of Republican presidential candidates, questions were raised about whether the ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
3
Hillary Clinton's Hamptons Quandary
For the past several summers, Bill and Hillary Clinton have done what New York City's moneyed residents have done for decades: They spent their vacation ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
4
Afghanistan aid donors face quandary over future of police fund
KABUL Afghanistan is locked in a wrangle with the United Nations over control of a fund for police salaries, highlighting a quandary for aid donors keen to ... «Reuters, Jun 15»
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Five years on, Obamacare poses quandary for US Republicans …
... under Obamacare, including Republicans, are generally satisfied with it, a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll found, posing a quandary for Republican politicians who ... «Reuters, May 15»
6
Nepalese in quandary over rebuilding houses ahead of monsoon
Tens of thousands of Nepalese who lost their homes in the devastating earthquake are in a quandary over how to rebuild their houses ahead of the monsoon ... «The Indian Express, May 15»
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The Quandary of a Stay-at-Home Feminist
It is a quandary. Unfashionable as it might seem in a modern age obsessed with a person's ability—a woman's ability in particular—to “have it all,” we are far ... «Wall Street Journal, Apr 15»
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Commission OKs new courthouse at VQ site
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Multnomah County Commission unanimously approved building a new courthouse in the lot adjacent to Veritable Quandary at ... «KOIN.com, Apr 15»
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Minnesota Timberwolves coaching quandary: Will Flip Saunders …
Wolves coaching quandary: Will Saunders return? Phil Ervin. FOX Sports North. APR 10, 2015 11:08a ET. +. APR 10, 2015 11:08a ET. share 0. Tweet 0.

Jan ... «FOXSports.com, Apr 15»

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In Delaying Vote on Loretta Lynch as Attorney General, GOP Is in a …
... with the confirmation of Loretta E. Lynch as attorney general in jeopardy, and themselves in a quandary: Accept a qualified nominee they oppose because she ... «New York Times, Mar 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Quandary [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/quandary>. Nov 2019 ».
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